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Second Home Trends – Affordable & Amenities: Calistoga Ranch in Napa Beckons

By Candy Evans | June 29, 2011 | 2 Comments

Here’s the deal. The economy is not cooperating, but we still want to enjoy life. I know so many families who want a second home to “create family memories.” Most families, like mine, are spread out all over tarnation. A second home is a great way for everyone to combine a vacation with a family visit. […]

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A Third Home for $500: The Absolute Truth About Vacation Home Real Estate Ownership 2011

By Candy Evans | June 9, 2011 | 4 Comments

“I need a second home like I need a colonoscopy.” Spent an hour on the phone with Wade Shealy, who is probably the most seasoned and knowledgeable man in the country when it comes to second home real estate, certainly the most honest. Wade is the founder of 3RD HOME, a web site for second home owners […]

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How To Choose The Right Block…On The (Most Expensive) Street Where You Live

By Candy Evans | March 4, 2011 | 2 Comments

Bloomberg and Forbes are always doing these “most this, most that” lists and this time, they bring us the most expensive blocks in the U.S. — that is, the streets where the wealthiest live. The only Texas block to make the cut was number 7, Houston’s Afton Oaks and River Oaks. Otherwise, it’s Kenilworth, Ill; […]

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Second Shelters: Why I Started a Blog for the Most Important Real Estate Purchase of Your Life

By Candy Evans | December 2, 2010 | 3 Comments

I’ve never really told you why I started a blog called SecondShelters. Truth is, I wanted to call it SecondHomes, but the URL was already taken. I like the word “shelter” because that is the purpose a home serves — it is really a shelter from the elements, from the big, bad world. As a […]

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Why We Need Multiple Homes: Are There Any (Starving) Artists in Dallas?

By Candy Evans | November 24, 2010 | 10 Comments

Remember that post about it being too darn expensive for starving artists to live in NYC, so they are moving to Berlin and, well we’d hope, here to Dallas because our cost of living is allegedly so much cheaper? Well my dear (and quite brilliant) friend, Samantha Shaddock, who has a new (and fabulous) blog […]

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